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2017-2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

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Expanded Carrier Screening for an Increasingly Diverse Population: Embracing the Promise of the Future or Ignoring the Sins of the Past?

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics
Research Investigator, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lead, Research Ethics Service, Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

September 13, 2017
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

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Abstract
Race and ethnic groups have been tracking heritable conditions endemic within their communities for decades, but past public health screening programs—e.g., sickle cell testing for African Americans 1970s—were adopted with little thought to scientific accuracy or potential discrimination. Currently, carrier genetic testing is generally offered under professional guidelines aiming to balance potentially clinically actionable information with concerns about healthcare costs and patient anxiety: recommended testing on the basis of family history, self-reported race or ethnicity, or for a condition deemed worthy of universal screening. But some private companies have begun to offer expanded carrier screening, testing all conditions for all patients. Scientists at one such company reported in 2016 in JAMA that expanded carrier screening might increase detection of potentially serious genetic conditions. But what are the implications of returning ancestry information when patients seek medical advice? How do we explain to patients what results might mean for their baby when they have only been validated in other populations? This talk will explore policy options at the intersection of race, reproduction, and commercial use of data.

Bio
Kayte Spector-Bagdady is a Research Investigator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and also leads the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Her current research explores informed consent to emerging technologies with a focus on reproduction and genetics. Kayte received her J.D. and M.Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Medicine respectively after graduating from Middlebury College. She is a former drug and device attorney and Associate Director of President Obama's Bioethics Commission.

 

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Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine

Christopher H. Contag, PhD
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

October 11, 2017
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

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Abstract
Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, insertable microscopes, liquid biopsies, point-of-care pathology, and other innovations, it is possible to make a molecular diagnosis prior to apparent symptoms. These tools will enable a transition from Precision Medicine where the molecular etiology is determined after symptoms appear, to Precision Health in which the molecular etiology of diseases can be anticipated and symptoms averted. However, is it ethical to treat “asymptomatic disease” and at what cost to the healthcare system? What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients? Since many of these assays will predict likelihood of disease and not absolute progression to disease, what level of certainty is needed to intervene at all? Medicine is being redefined and we are behind in understanding what is meant by the simple terms health and disease.

Bio
Dr. Contag is the chair of the inaugural Department of Biomedical Engineering and founding Director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. Dr. Contag is also Professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. Dr. Contag received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul in 1982. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1988. He did his postdoctoral training at Stanford University from 1990-1994, and then joined Stanford faculty in 1995 where he was professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Radiology, Bioengineering and Microbiology & Immunology until 2016. Dr. Contag is a pioneer in the field of molecular imaging and is developing imaging approaches aimed at revealing molecular processes in living subjects, including humans, and advancing therapeutic strategies through imaging. He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Molecular Imaging (SMI), and recipient of the Achievement Award from the SMI and the Britton Chance Award from SPIE for his fundamental contributions to optics. Dr. Contag is a Fellow of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the recent past President of WMIS. Dr. Contag was a founder of Xenogen Corp. (now part of PerkinElmer) established to commercialize innovative imaging tools for biomedicine. He is also a founder of BioEclipse—a cancer therapy company, and PixelGear—a point-of-care pathology company.

 

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Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading

Mark Reimers, PhD
Associate Professor
Neuroscience Program
College of Natural Science
Michigan State University

November 29, 2017
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

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Abstract
In recent years, several research groups have been able to infer the contents of subjects' thoughts from fMRI scans. Commerce sites are tracking customers' purchases and making ever better predictions about what people will buy. What are the prospects for such technology to be widely used? Are there fundamental technical limitations?
We may readily imagine dystopian scenarios for such technology, where privacy as we have known it is no longer meaningful, and the powerful monitor the thoughts of everyone else. We may also imagine that therapists could better communicate with autistic or troubled people, or to detect incipient mental illness.

Bio
Dr. Reimers' research focuses on analyzing and interpreting the very large data sets now being generated in neuroscience, especially from the high-throughput technologies developed by the BRAIN initiative. He obtained his MSc in scientific computing, and his PhD in probability theory from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has worked at Memorial University in Canada, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, at several start-up companies in Toronto and in Boston, at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics in Richmond, and since January 2015 in the Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University.

 

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February 14, 2018
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

 

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March 14, 2018
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Recorded Webinars

This page lists all recorded webinars from past Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series. Click the button below each series to expand or collapse the list of webinars. Each webinar has a link to its own page where you will find the embedded video player and a full description of the webinar. New webinars are typically posted within 48 hours after the event takes place.

2016-2017 Series

Topics: behavioral health research, clinical trials, data sharing, deep brain stimulation, human subjects research, learning health systems, medical history, medical workforce demographics, neuroscience, obstetrics and gynecology, oral contraceptives, pediatrics, public health, psychiatry, research ethics, sex and gender, social determinants of health, underrepresented minority physicians

Ethics and Children with Differences in Sex Development and Gender Nonconformity
Joel E. Frader, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Northwestern University; Medical Director, Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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Choosing to Test: Dr. A. P. Satterthwaite and the First Birth Control Pill Clinical Trials in Humacao, Puerto Rico
Kathryn Lankford
Doctoral Student, Department of History, Michigan State University
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Trust and the Learning Health System
Jodyn Platt, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
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Covert Costs of Racial and Ethnic Concordance in the Medical Workforce
Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Libby Bogdan-Lovis, MA, Assistant Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion
Laura Y. Cabrera, PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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The Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective
Rebecca Dresser, JD
Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis
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Social Determinants of Behavioral Health
C. Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Division of Public Health; Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director, Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions; MSU co-Director, Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center; Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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2015-2016 Series

Topics: chemotherapy, clinical trials, health policy, HIV, medical history, mental illness, midwifery, narrative research, oncology, palliative care, PrEP, primary care, psychiatry, public health, research ethics, shared decision making

How Midwives Learn: Origins Of The Home Birth Controversy
Wendy Kline, PhD
Professor of History and Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine, Department of History, Purdue University
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Oncologists' decisions about administering late chemotherapy: What makes it so difficult?
Minnie Bluhm, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Eastern Michigan University
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What We Have Already and Have Still to Learn from Historical Unethical Research
Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, M.Bioethics
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan
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A New Foundation for Psychiatry?
Robyn Bluhm, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University
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Ethical Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for African American Women and Adolescent Girls
Faith E. Fletcher, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Giving Asylum? The Ethics of Long-Term, Structured Care for People with Severe, Refractory Mental Illness
Dominic Sisti, PhD
Director, Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care; Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
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Re-envisioning shared decision making in primary care
Tanner J. Caverly, MD, MPH
Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan Medical School; Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
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2014-2015 Series

Topics: assisted reproductive technology, behavioral economics, biomedical science, doctor/patient communication, geriatrics, health care reform, health innovation, health policy, informed consent, narrative research, palliative care, pediatric law, prognosis, public health, reproductive care, research ethics, sociology, translational research

Designing for Diffusion and Ethical Considerations
James W. Dearing, PhD
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Communication, Michigan State University
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Integrity in Translational Research
Jason Scott Robert, PhD
Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Director, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences, Arizona State University; Director, Arizona Bioethics Network
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NHS reforms: What is the Reality of Clinician-Led Purchasing of Health Services?
Richard Meakin, MD
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Care & Population Health, University College London
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“How long do I have, Doc?” Ethical Issues in Prognostication for Older Adults
Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco Division of Geriatrics
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The Why and How of Behavioral Economic Strategies to Promote Healthy Behaviors
Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH
Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
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Intentional Parenthood’s Promise: Redefining Legal Parentage for the 21st Century
Melanie B. Jacobs
Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, College of Law, Michigan State University
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A Non-Standard Practice of Medicine
Sarah B. Rodriguez, PhD
Lecturer, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, Feinberg School of Medicine; Lecturer, Global Health Studies Program, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University
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What people mean when they say, “I can’t do that, it violates my conscience”
Raymond G. De Vries, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine; Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
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2013-2014 Series

Topics: biomedicine, childbirth, evidence-based medicine, human subjects research, medical history, medical sociology, philosophy, plastic surgery, public health, reproductive justice, research ethics, Reye’s syndrome

Reye's Syndrome: A Medical Mystery and a Modern Dilemma
Mark A. Largent, PhD
Associate Dean, Lyman Briggs College and Associate Professor, James Madison College at Michigan State University
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Medical Sociology as Vocation
Charles L. Bosk, PhD
Professor of Sociology, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania
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The Declining Provider: Refusal, Responsibility, and Reasonableness
Deborah Fisch, JD
Affiliate, Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice at the University of Michigan
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Are Researchers Ever Obligated to Provide Individual Research Findings to Non-participant Third Parties?
Allan Loup, JD
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, University of Michigan Medical School
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"Enlightened" Breath: Breathing and Biomedicine
Sebastian Normandin, PhD
Instructor, Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University
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Plastic Surgery Ethics: An Oxymoron?
Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan
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2012-2013 Series

Topics: brain death, clinical ethics, conscientious objection, contested medical procedures, medical education, medical history, medical student debt, narrative research, philosophy, primary care, reproductive care, shared decision making, social activism

Everyday Ethics: What Clinicians and Patients Say About Relationships and Why They Work
Larry Churchill, PhD
Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University
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Brain Death, the Concept of 'Persona,' and the Principle of Wholeness
Masahiro Morioka
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan
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Eeek! How fears shape our ethical relationships with animal and human 'others'
Monica List, DVM, MA
PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University
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Health Behavior: Ethics and Compliance
Douglas Olsen, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing at Michigan State University
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Shared Decision-Making: The Gold Standard in Patient-Centered Care, But is it Achievable?
Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD
Research Associate in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU
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Investment or Entrapment? The High Cost of Medical Education and its Implications for Students, Medicine, and Society
Julie Phillips, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at MSU College of Human Medicine
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The Past And Future Of Primary Care
Joel Howell, MD, PhD
Victor Vaughan Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, History, and Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan
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Mediating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical Decision-making: Feedback Loops and Projected Outcomes
Daniel A Menchik, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Lyman Briggs College at MSU
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Economism and the Unavoidable Activism of Bioethics
Howard Brody, MD, PhD
Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities, John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
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Stigma, Conscience and Contested Medical Procedures
Lisa Harris, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan
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2011-2012 Series

Topics: aging and death, dementia, euthanasia, futile care, human subjects research, palliative care, philosophy, public health, rural health

The Ethics of Aging in an Age of Youth: Rising Life Expectancy in the Early Twentieth-Century United States
Helen Veit, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of History at MSU
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Democratic Deliberation about Surrogate Consent for Dementia Research
Scott Kim, MD, PhD
Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan
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Regulated Euthanasia in the Netherlands - Is it Working?
Stuart J. Youngner, MD
Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Professor of Psychiatry and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University
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Trustworthiness in Public Health Practice
Karen Meagher
PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at MSU
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Whoopie Pies, Super-Size Fries: "Just" Snacks? "Just" Des(s)erts?
Leonard M Fleck, PhD
Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities and Department of Philosophy at MSU
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Back Roads and Crossroads: The Challenges of Rural Palliative Medicine
Malinda H Bell, MD, FACEP
Associate Medical Director of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan; Assistant Professor in the College of Human Medicine at MSU
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Aspects of Futile Care: What to do when there's nothing to do
Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery (East) in the College of Human Medicine at MSU
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2010-2011 Series

Topics: biobank research, chronic pain, genetic disease, genomic medicine, health care policy, medical history, moral distress, personalized medicine, shared decision making, spirituality

Protection of Non-Welfare Interests in the Research Uses of Archived Biological Samples
Tom Tomlinson, PhD
Director in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Philosophy at MSU
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Engaging Patients in Evidence Review to Make Decisions?
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Medicine at MSU
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Moral Distress and the Limits of Ethical Empowerment
Michael Wassenaar, PhD, MDiv
Clinical Ethicist at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Personalized Genomic Medicine: Rough Justice, Ragged Edges, Rugged Moral Terrain
Leonard Fleck, PhD
Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Philosophy at MSU
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Misperceptions about Politics and Health Care: Can They be Corrected?
Brendan Nyhan, PhD
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan
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The Strangely Stubborn and Subtly Stigmatizing Search for Health Effects in Genetic Disease Carriers
Sean Valles, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of Philosophy at MSU
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Explaining Unexplained Chronic Pain: Epistemic and Ethical Challenges
Barry DeCoster, PhD
Visiting Instructor in Lyman Briggs College at MSU
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Spirituality in the Practice of Medicine: Historical, Professional, and Ethical Analyses
David Kozishek, MA, BCC
Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Family Medicine at MSU
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Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

About the lecture series

The bioethics brownbag lecture series was started by the Center in the mid 1990s. Over the years, the series has featured countless speakers from all over the United States and the rest of the world. Lecture topics frequently stem from bioethics history, current research, theory, law and health policy, and more.

How can I attend a lecture?

You can join us in person or watch live online! Lectures are held on MSU’s campus in East Lansing from 12-1 pm EST. See individual event details for room locations. Feel free to bring your lunch! Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided.

You can watch online from any location by visiting msubioethics.clickwebinar.com/brownbag. Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

If you can’t make it to a lecture or can’t watch it live online, don’t worry! All our lectures are recorded and posted in our archive, which dates back to 2010. To view a list of lectures from 2002-2010 that were not recorded, click here.

Upcoming Lecture

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Expanded Carrier Screening for an Increasingly Diverse Population: Embracing the Promise of the Future or Ignoring the Sins of the Past?

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics
Research Investigator, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lead, Research Ethics Service, Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

September 13, 2017
12 - 1 pm; C102 Patenge Room, East Fee Hall

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Archived Lectures

This page lists lectures that took place from 2002-2010, prior to the webinar format.

2009-2010 Series

Cultural Competence Clinic: Working Effectively with the Arab American Muslim Patient
Brian D Smith, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at MSU

Psychological Distress and Treatment Among Community Dwelling Elderly Chinese
Zhehui Luo, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Department of Epidemiology at MSU

Pandemic Flu Preparedness and the Uses of Narrative
Catherine Belling, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program at Northwestern University

"Living Cadavers": The Ethics of Human Organ Commodification
Monir Moniruzzaman
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Medicine, Body, Politics: Mapping Human Stem Cell Research
Chris Ganchoff, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of Sociology at MSU

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research in Korea
Kyung-Sun Kang
Director of the Adult Stem Cell Research Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Seoul National University

Integration of Palliative Medicine into Mainstream Health Care
John A Mulder, MD
Vice President of Medical Services at Faith Hospice, and Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids

2008-2009 Series

Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes: An Ecological Perspective
Lawrence Schiamberg, PhD
Professor of Family and Child Ecology at MSU

Beyond Comprehension: The Role of Reason and Emotion in Health Care Decisions
Peter Ubel, MD
Director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan

The Dream of Medical Rights Watch: "To Bring Bioethics to Ordinary People in Malawi"
Titus Divala
Chairperson of the Medical Rights Watch in the College of Medicine at the University of Malawi

Factors Influencing the Viability of Evidence-based Prevention Approaches in Community-based Organizations
Robin Lin Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of Ecological Community Psychology at MSU

The Popular and Professional Controversy over the Alleged Link between the MMR Vaccine and Autism
Mark Largent, PhD
Assistant Professor in James Madison College at MSU

Overworked and Underpaid: Primary Care, Professional Integrity, and the Promise of the Medical Home
Misha Strauss, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences
Michael Imperiale, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan

2007-2008 Series

Should There Be Ethical Limits to a Physician's Duty to Assume Professional Risks?
M Carmen Meerschaert, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Family Medicine at MSU

Ethics and Pharmacoeconomics: Healthcare Ethics in the Age of Targeted Therapy
Paul Helft, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at the Indiana University School of Medicine

Ashley and a Boy Named Sue?
Grant Gillett
Professor of Medical Ethics at Dunedin Hospital and Otago Bioethics Centre at University of Otago Medical School in New Zealand

Personalized Primary Care: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution
Janis M Rygwelski, MD
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at MSU

Sick, Stressed and Stigmatized: Asthma and Changing Models of Mind and Body in the Past Century
Carla Keirns, MD, PhD
Clinical Lecturer and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan

Ethical Usage of Narratives of Suffering: Stories of Childbirth at Auschwitz
Mary D Lagerwey, MSN, PhD
Associate Professor at the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University

"We're Hoping for a Miracle:" Responding to Religious Language in the Clinical Setting
David Kozishek, MA, BCC
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Dancing with Broken Bones: Palliative Care for the Homeless and Inner-City Poor
David W Moller, MA, PhD
Director of Human Values in Medicine at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City

Developing Moralities, Social Navigation and Seeing Religion in Central Asia and the Balkans: Cases from the Kyrgyz Republic and Albania
David W Montgomery, MA, PhD
Former Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

2006-2007 Series

Terrorism as Ritual: The Hijacking of Public Health
Ann Mongoven, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Race, Ethnicity and Genetic Variation: Origin Myths in the New Genetics
Linda Hunt, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Myths and Misconceptions: Putting the History of Medicine to Better Use
John C Waller, PhD
Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and Department of History at MSU

Clinical Issues with Health Insurance Coverage
Martha A Trout, MPA, BSN, RN, OCN
Assistant Director of Practice Management at the Breslin Cancer Center at MSU

Teaching Medicine through the History of Disease
Luis H Toledo-Pereyra, MD
Professor of Surgery and Director of Research at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies at MSU

The Neuropsychological Effects of Cerebral Malaria in Ugandan Children: Missions of Healing and Broken Brains
Michael J Boivin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at MSU

"Our Body: The Universe Within": A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion Exhibit currently on display at The New Detroit Science Center
Lynne Goldstein, Ann Mongoven, John Waller: Panelists; Tom Tomlinson: Moderator

Macroeconomic Change, Emergent Capital, and the Biopolitics of Health in "Special Period" Cuba
P Sean Brotherton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

2005-2006 Series

The Use of Race in Genomics Studies: It's Not so Black or White
Hasan Shanawani, MD, MPH
Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School

The Problem of “False Confidence” in Microbicide Trials in Zimbabwe and Lessons Learned from Microbicide Trials Elsewhere
Paul Ndebele, MS
Assistant Visiting Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU

Pregnant Bodies as Public Spaces
Rebecca Kukla, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University

Beyond Eugenics: The Uses of Coerced Sterilization in Twentieth-Century America
Mark Largent, PhD
Assistant Professor in James Madison College at MSU

The Relevance of Creative Writing in the Medical School Curriculum
Harriet A Squier, MD, MA
Professor of Surgery and Director of Research at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies at MSU

Researching Research Ethics: Can Sociology Promote More Ethical Research?
Raymond DeVries, PhD
Associate Professor of the Bioethics Program at the University of Michigan Medical School

Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles, Rationale and Practice
J. Ricardo Guzman, MSW, MPH
Executive Director of Community Health & Social Services in Detroit
Barbara A Israel, DrPh, MPH
Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan

Deschapelles, Haiti: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians Working in a Setting of Great Need but Limited Resources
David Ubogy, MD
Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan

2004-2005 Series

Bioethics and the World: A View from Toronto
Judith Andre, PhD
Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Philosophy at MSU

Patients' "Share" in Decision-making: How Much? Is it Happening?
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine at MSU

Roundtable Discussion: Perspectives from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru on the Application of US Instutitional Review Board Regulations
Rodolfo Lopez, MD
University of San Andres in La Paz Bolivia
Alejandro de la Torre, MD
Universidad del Valle in Cali Colombia German Alvarado,
MD, MPH
Cayetano Heredia University of Lima Peru

The Future of Health Care Reform: Will Election Year Rhetoric Ever Become Reality?
Vernon K Smith, PhD
Principal, Health Management Associates

From Colonial Physician to American Doctor: Medicine in the United States Before 1850
Declan O'Reilly, PhD
Charles C Price Fellow at the Beckman Centre for Chemical History in Philadelphia

How IRB Decisions Can Increase Risk of Harm to Participants & Reduce Validity of Evidence: Case Studies
James C Anthony, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at MSU

The Tenofovir Trials in Nigeria: Agency, Knowledge and Science
Kristin Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MSU

Ethical Issues Involving Military Medicine and Prisoners of War
Gerald Schatz, JD
Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU
Howard Brody, MD, PhD
Distinguished University Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU
Brigadier General Dean Sienko, MD, MS
Medical Director at Ingham County Health Department

"Dirty Old Men": Medico-Legal Representations of the Senile Sex Offender at the Turn of the the 20th Century
Sarah Goodfellow, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs School at MSU

2003-2004 Series

Lying, Deceiving, and Truth-Telling in Medical, Social, and Cultural Settings
Beth Kangas, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at MSU

The Politics of Apology: Sterilization Survivors in an Age of Reparations
Alexandra Minna Stern, PhD
Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan

Medical Practitioners in Zimbabwe Diagnosing AIDS without Testing or Counseling Patients
Kathy McCarty, RN/MSN, CNM
Clinical Officer at the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health

Medicine as War: Consequences and Alternatives
Karen Ritchie, MD
Former Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The German Chemical Octopus Crippled by Burroughs Welcome: The British Pharmacy Industry and the First World War
Declan O'Reilly, PhD
Charles C Price Fellow at the Beckman Centre for Chemical History in Philadelphia

The Disability Challenge to Traditional Bioethics
Adrienne Asch, PhD, MS
Henry Luce Professor in Biology, Ethics and the Politics of Human Reproduction at Wellesley College

Enhancing Reflection: An Interpersonal Exercise in Medical Ethics Education
Marian A Verkerk, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Director in the Center for Care Ethics at the University of Groningen, Netherlands

Agriculture and Food Issues in the Bioethics Spectrum
Paul B Thompson, PhD
WK Kellogg Chair, Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at MSU

A Failure of Medical Ethics, International Style: Rockefeller Public Health in Latin America, 1914-1930
Steven Palmer, PhD
Researcher for the History of Latin American Medicine

Applying International Guidelines for Informed Consent to Medical Research in a Nigerian Setting
Patricia A Marshall, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University

Access to Hospice in America: Some for All or All for Some?
Maria J Silveira, MD, MA, MPH
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of General Medicine at the University of Michigan

2002-2003 Series

Why Not Use Medicine to Solve Social Problems?
Alice Domurat Dreger, PhD
Associate Professor at Lyman Briggs School at MSU

Ethics and History of Development and Health Care in Costa Rica
Fred Gifford, PhD
Professor of Philosophy at MSU

A Researcher's Bill of Rights
Harry Perlstadt, PhD, MPH
Professor of Sociology at MSU

Irrational Choices?: Emotions, Ethics, and Medical Decision Making
Renee Anspach, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan

Machines and Medicine: Gender, Technology, and Body Representations
Joel Howell, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, History, and Health Management and Policy; Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan

The "Genetic Grapevine": A Pathway for Genetic Decisions
Doris Teichler Zallen, PhD
Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Virgina Tech

Informed Decision Making, Informed Consent, and Shared Decision Making: What’s in a Name?
Clarence H Braddock III, MD, MPH
Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington

Collateral Damage From Friendly Fire: Race, Class, Nation, and "The War on Obesity"
April M Herndon, PhD (abd)
Doctoral Student in the American Studies Program at MSU

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